With six Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) nominations and nine top-10 singles at Canadian country radio under his belt, Chad Brownlee is no stranger to the country music world. The former Vancouver Canucks draft pick turned country star had his gift for songwriting acknowledged during his fourth year at Minnesota State University when he was nominated for the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award for his song “The Hero I See” – which contributed to raising thousands of dollars for the Anthony Ford Foundation.
With his knack for songwriting and distinctively raspy and emotional voice, Brownlee moved on to enter the limelight with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2010 which features fan favourites “Hood Of My Car” and “Carried Away”. 2011 saw Brownlee winning the CCMA Rising Star Award, lifting him to the upper echelon of the Canadian country music scene. This lead him to his albums “Love Me Or Leave Me” in 2012, where he then celebrated the successful release of his sophomore album by hitting the road with Grammy-nominee Dierks Bentley across Canada. His catalogue of albums contain a plethora of hits like “Love Me Or Leave Me”, “Listen”, “When The Lights Go Down” and recently gold-certified “I Hate You For It” and “Something We Shouldn’t Do” – proving the steady stream of love for Brownlee’s sound and words.
Over the last few years Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a highly coveted JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and numerous CCMA Awards nominations for Male Artist of the Year (2012, 2013, 2017and 2018), Fans’ Choice Award (2017 and 2018), and Album of the Year (2016) amongst many more.
Brownlee’s passion for music, sport and philanthropy runs deep and he habitually donates his time to a variety of causes close to his heart. His annual charity “Boys of Fall Golf Tournament”, which he started with fellow country artist Dallas Smith in 2013, has raised over $500,000 for Basics For Babies, a branch of the BC food bank. Brownlee continues to participate in charitable benefits across Canada and the US. Brownlee has spent the past two years writing and recording new music set to be released later this year. Stay tuned for much more to come from Chad Brownlee.